Gala evening in the main building of the diplomatic mission was opened with a performance of the national anthems of the Russian Federation and Turkmenistan. In the ceremony, in addition to the head of the Russian foreign Ministry, was attended by his Turkmen counterpart Rashid Meredov and Russian Ambassador Alexander Blokhin.
ASHGABAT, 27 Jan. The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov began a two-day working visit to Turkmenistan with the opening ceremony of the new complex of the Russian Embassy in Ashgabat.
Gala evening in the main building of the diplomatic mission was opened with a performance of the national anthems of the Russian Federation and Turkmenistan, which was performed by local school pupils. In the ceremony, in addition to Lavrov, attended his Turkmen colleague Rashid Meredov and Russian Ambassador Alexander Blokhin.
“Dear friends, we are attending a significant event. We visited the Embassy complex. In my opinion, it creates all conditions in order to work well, to recover, to raise children, to do sports. Very nice, what a wonderful Ashgabat enlarged architectural structure, for which there is no shame and that really adjusts to new achievements”, — said Lavrov.
“I think that another important aspect of what is happening is that this complex becomes a symbol of the long-term nature of strategic relations between Russia and Turkmenistan, our strategic partnership. The long-term nature of this relationship is enshrined in the fundamental documents that were signed by our leaders at a meeting last November in Tehran,” added he; when Lavrov made his speech, in the background she heard the clink of glasses, and the presence in the audience joked that it was “happiness”.
The new complex of the Russian Demissie in Ashgabat is on the street Kipchak on-site Ambassador town where you moved the diplomats of many countries. All complexes of buildings of diplomatic missions is built of white marble and decorated in the traditional style of the capital of Turkmenistan.
As noted by the interlocutors in the Russian Embassy, the new building is indeed foreseen and for the active work, and active recreation. There are two swimming pools for adults and children, tennis court, Billiards, sauna and bar.
In turn, Meredov said that the new building “really represents the greatness of Russia”. The Minister added that Sergei Lavrov’s visit coincided with the beginning of this winter in Turkmenistan. Indeed, in Ashgabat the day before, according to local residents, it was very hot on Wednesday morning snow fell, and the weather, predicted to last until the end of the working visit of Lavrov.
Official visit of Minister begins on Thursday, January 28. According to Lavrov, he intends to discuss with the Turkmen leadership on the implementation of those decisions, which were adopted at the meeting of the two leaders.